Another day; another chance! From the Volvo Car Open in Charleston to the Monterrey Open in Mexico, here are our top three betting tips for today.
Daria Kasatkina to beat Irina-Camelia Begu at 1.25 on Nairabet WTA Volvo Car Open, R2
Aside the Shenzhen Open in January, Romania’s Begu hasn’t got past the second round in all the tourneys she’s played in this year. Well, she’s tried to better that here in Charleston as she’s into the third round. But she’s coming up against a formidable force in Daria Kasatkina. The Russian always knows how to beat Begu – five wins in their six career meetings; four of them in 2017. Plus the form she’s in now, I don’t see the Romanian upstaging the 12th-ranked Kasatkina. Back the 20-year-old to coast to victory. 1.25 for that is even generous.
Anna Blinkova vs Ajla Tomljanovic (Over 21.5 games at 1.90 on Nairabet), WTA Monterrey Open, R2.
A first time meeting between these two players. Tomljanovic has made some big splashes on the WTA Challenger Series this season. Blinkova, meanwhile, has posted a couple of impressive runs on the ITF circuit and well, some good performances elsewhere, also. I feel none of them would allow the other get on top for too long in this match. Hence, I’m backing them to play over 21.5 games.
Naomi Osaka to beat Julia Goerges at 1.60 on Nairabet, Volvo Car Open, WTA R3.
Interesting match-up! But there’s something about the 20-year-old Osaka that’s just mesmerizing. She doesn’t seem to feel any pressure; seamless against the big guns. Osaka is having a better year than Germany’s Goerges. Strings of absolutely impressive performances, most notably, her ruthless run at the BNP Paribas Open in March. Goerges, on the other hand, has been here and there; nothing significant. Naomi Osaka will beat Julia Goerges and go 2-0 against the German in career head-to-head meetings. Back that up at 1.60 on Nairabet.